Miami Herald http://wlrn.org en Not All Miami Neighborhoods Bounced Back With The Condo Boom http://wlrn.org/post/not-all-miami-neighborhoods-bounced-back-condo-boom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since the local housing market picked up after the recession, Miami’s skyline includes a growing number of cranes pulling condos out of the ground. But the success story is not the only story of housing here in South Florida.</span></p><p>Martha Brannigan covers real estate for the Miami Herald and she has been working on a series called "<strong><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/projects/2014/zipcode/stories/overview/">Boom, Bust and Back</a></strong>."</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 10:26:20 +0000 Wilson Sayre 32008 at http://wlrn.org Not All Miami Neighborhoods Bounced Back With The Condo Boom Surprise Amendment Could Change Jackson Contract Negotiations http://wlrn.org/post/surprise-amendment-could-change-jackson-contract-negotiations <p><span class="dateline" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">TALLAHASSEE --&nbsp;</span>A high-profile healthcare bill moving through the Florida House could strip the Miami-Dade County Commission of its authority to make the final decision on labor union contracts at the county’s public hospital system.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:26:50 +0000 Kathleen McGrory 30854 at http://wlrn.org Surprise Amendment Could Change Jackson Contract Negotiations The Miami Herald Has A New President And Publisher http://wlrn.org/post/miami-herald-has-new-president-and-publisher <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Miami Herald Media Company has a new president and publisher—and it didn't have to look too far. Alexandra&nbsp;</span>Villoch<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, currently Senior Vice President for advertising, will start her new role on April </span>14<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The announcement was made to a receptive room mostly comprised of Herald employees.</span></p><p>Villoch is the first woman to fill the role in the company's 110-year history.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:13:50 +0000 Wilson Sayre 30406 at http://wlrn.org The Miami Herald Has A New President And Publisher See Historic South Florida Through The Lenses Of Miami Herald Photographers http://wlrn.org/post/see-historic-south-florida-through-lenses-miami-herald-photographers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Miami Herald has been documenting life in South Florida through pictures for a long time now -- the paper's photo archives go back to well into the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">19</span>40s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The archives, which includes millions of photos, were just digitized last year. Now the paper is sharing those old photos with the public through a new website called <strong><a href="http://flashbackmiami.com/" target="_blank">Flashback Miami</a></strong>.</span></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:22:28 +0000 Arianna Prothero 28265 at http://wlrn.org See Historic South Florida Through The Lenses Of Miami Herald Photographers How Venezuela Won Miss Universe – And Lost Its Relevance http://wlrn.org/post/how-venezuela-won-miss-universe-and-lost-its-relevance <p>What do Miss Universe and <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/11/3746827/miami-herald-reporter-recounts.html" target="_blank">Miami Herald South America correspondent Jim Wyss</a> have in common? Not a heck of a lot physically. But quite a bit symbolically: Left-wing Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro would have liked to use both of them recently to distract voters from his so-far disastrous administration.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:19:10 +0000 Tim Padgett 23715 at http://wlrn.org How Venezuela Won Miss Universe – And Lost Its Relevance Old Miami Herald Building Smokes Thanks To TV Show Burn Notice http://wlrn.org/post/old-miami-herald-building-smokes-thanks-tv-show-burn-notice <p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; ">No, the old Miami Herald building is not burning down. At least not in real life.</span></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:33:35 +0000 Doug Hanks 18097 at http://wlrn.org Old Miami Herald Building Smokes Thanks To TV Show Burn Notice Reporter Heads Back To Gitmo, Where Only Prisoners Outlast Her Tenure http://wlrn.org/post/reporter-heads-back-gitmo-where-only-prisoners-outlast-her-tenure <p><em>Miami Herald</em> reporter Carol Rosenberg has been covering the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba for twelve years.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“The only people who have been at </span>Gitmo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> longer than me are the prisoners,” she said in a recent phone interview.</span></p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Al Tompkins 15209 at http://wlrn.org Reporter Heads Back To Gitmo, Where Only Prisoners Outlast Her Tenure The Final Days Of One Herald Plaza In Pictures http://wlrn.org/post/final-days-one-herald-plaza-pictures <p>Last week, the Miami Herald shuttered its building on the bay.</p><p>Located at One Herald Plaza, the beige box on the water is affectionately known as 1HP. Conference room meetings were interrupted by someone spotting dolphins. Water spouts could be seen forming from the cafeteria windows. Depending on the person, the building was either a testament to architecture done without&nbsp;aesthetics&nbsp;in mind, or an ideal place to do journalism.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 11:41:14 +0000 Eric Barton 14475 at http://wlrn.org The Final Days Of One Herald Plaza In Pictures Saying Goodbye To The Miami Herald Building That Once Housed The Community’s Pulse http://wlrn.org/post/saying-goodbye-miami-herald-building-once-housed-community-s-pulse <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a mostly sun drenched South Florida day, about 900 former </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami Herald</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> employees—myself included-- joined the current staff on Wednesday to reminisce, cry, and mourn the loss of the once proud building by the bay that will soon become a hotel/condo and possible mega casino now planned for the old property.</span></p><p>The <em>Miami Herald </em>isn’t going away. The newspaper operations, along with news partner WLRN, will move out to Doral in April.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:01:44 +0000 Bill Andrews 11289 at http://wlrn.org Saying Goodbye To The Miami Herald Building That Once Housed The Community’s Pulse The Florida Public Records Act: A Quick-Start Guide To Open Government http://wlrn.org/post/florida-public-records-act-quick-start-guide-open-government <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Florida Public Records Act, also known as F.S. 119, is straightforward:&nbsp; All state, county and municipal records are open for personal inspection and copying by any person.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And it is the duty of each agency to provide you with access to public records.</span> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:01:00 +0000 Theo Karantsalis 10637 at http://wlrn.org The Florida Public Records Act: A Quick-Start Guide To Open Government Maps: How Sea Level Rise Could Impact Miami-Dade County http://wlrn.org/post/maps-how-sea-level-rise-could-impact-miami-dade-county <p>Miami-Dade&nbsp;County&nbsp;is grappling with how to repair and replace parts of its aging sewage system, under pressure from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.</p><p>The Water and Sewer Department has drawn up a $1.5 billion plan.</p><p>However, the clean-water advocacy group Biscayne Bay Waterkeeper says the plan doesn’t take into account the potential for sea level rise at its three coastal treatment plants on Virginia Key and in North Miami and South Miami-Dade.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 10:32:52 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 10703 at http://wlrn.org Maps: How Sea Level Rise Could Impact Miami-Dade County Historic? Atrocious? Herald's Home Is Divisive http://wlrn.org/post/historic-atrocious-heralds-home-divisive <p></p><p>The&nbsp;<em>Miami Herald's</em>&nbsp; headquarters on Biscayne Bay has been sold to a developer who wants to tear it down. Historic preservationists are working to stop the demolition, saying the hulking, boxy building is a prime example of Miami Modern architecture from the 50's and 60's. <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/11/27/166023478/battle-lines-drawn-over-old-miami-herald-building">NPR interviewed demolition proponents </a>— including &nbsp;some prominent architects — who say it's a clumsy building with no sense of style and not a "MiMo" design worth saving:</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:15:38 +0000 Rick Stone 5394 at http://wlrn.org Historic? Atrocious? Herald's Home Is Divisive Top Republicans Confess: Voter Suppression Was Goal Of 2011 Florida Election Law http://wlrn.org/post/top-republicans-confess-voter-suppression-was-goal-2011-florida-election-law <p></p><p>The whole idea behind the voting law state legislators passed in 2011 was to discourage Democratic voters.</p><p>That's the bottom line in a <a href="http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/early-voting-curbs-called-power-play/nTFDy/">Palm Beach Post story by Dara Kam and John Lantigua</a>. Although the law was presented as an urgently needed defense against voter fraud, sources including former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist and former state GOP Chairman Jim Greer and some Republican campaign consultants tell the Post a very different story:</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 17:01:00 +0000 Rick Stone 5281 at http://wlrn.org Top Republicans Confess: Voter Suppression Was Goal Of 2011 Florida Election Law Why 2013 Florida Legislature Will Hear No Casino Bills http://wlrn.org/post/why-2013-florida-legislature-will-hear-no-casino-bills <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The proposal to build mega-casinos in South Florida never made it to a final vote in the last session of the Florida Legislature. N</span>ow it looks like the issue may not be coming up again for at least another year.</p><p>Senate President Don Gaetz is setting up a new committee to examine Florida gambling which he says is both over- and under-regulated. But Gaetz is considered an opponent of gambling and he's in no hurry to pass a casino gambling bill.</p><p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:37:13 +0000 Gina Jordan 5209 at http://wlrn.org Why 2013 Florida Legislature Will Hear No Casino Bills It's Crazy Out There! http://wlrn.org/post/its-crazy-out-there <p></p><p>South Florida shoppers wiped the turkey gravy off their lips and got in line to shop last night as Black Friday morphed backward into Thursday to kick off an ever-earlier Christmas shopping season.</p><p>Lines for the early deals began forming before sundown on Thanksgiving and the scenes at the big boxes and malls grew more hectic and even chaotic overnight.</p><p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 13:22:52 +0000 Rick Stone 5196 at http://wlrn.org It's Crazy Out There!